FAQ e-books and e-journals

Searching

All e-books can be found through the library catalog, which includes both printed and electronic material. You can search for e-books as you would for a printed book, using title and author information. 

Having found an e-book the hyperlink full text will take you directly to the e-book.

All e-books including e-books in English can be found through the library catalog.

You can limit your search to English titles only by using the advanced search. Or you can refine your results by language after searching using the narrow search menu on the left side.

Reading, printing, downloading

E-books can be read online. Typically, e-book files will be in (Adobe) PDF format and thus require no additional software to view.

E-books in the library collection are accessed via many different platforms. Consequently, there may be differences between individual e-books in terms of how you use them and how many pages you are allowed to print, copy and save.

Depending on the publisher and licencing restrictions up to 10% of the e-book, individual chapters or entire e-books can be downloaded and saved to an USB drive. Within the library you can use all computers for downloading.

USB drives can be borrowed at the service desk. 

Typically, you can print up to 10% of an e-book or individual chapters. Some publishers offer to print entire e-books. Actual amounts can vary even from book to book.

Unless the publisher offers a link for a complete download, it is prohibited to download or print entire e-books or major parts.

It is not allowed to transfer, sell, rent or lend downloaded titles or parts of text to another user under any condition whatsoever.

If e-books are protected by DRM (digital rights management) to control the use of digital content, it is prohibited to bypass the DRM system.

License agreements by publisher / plattform

Springer, e-books via database Wiso, Erich-Schmidt (Compliance Digital), Brill

  • You can download and print individual chapters or entire books in pdf.

Hanser

  • You can download and print individual chapters or entire books in pdf.

Content select (Beltz, Lambertus, Vogel), Elsevier, Royal Society of Chemistry, Karger, Vahlen, De Gruyter, Hogrefe, UTB

  • You can download and print individual chapters.

Herdt

  • You can download and print entire e-books inluding videos and other material.

Beck

  • You can download and print individual chapters in PDF or XPS format via the print manager. 
  • Please note: The database Beck does not allow remote access via VPN.

Ebsco e-book collection

  • You can download, email and print up to 100 pages (depending on the publisher).
  • PDF can be send via email.

ProQuest

  • Depending on the publisher one oder three people can use the e-book at the same time. For some books there is unlimited simultaneous access.
  • You can download individual chapters up to 20% of the entire e-book. If a chapter comprises more than 20% of the book you can download parts of the chapter.

Most e-books will have a search within or search this book feature. This allows you to locate specific information quickly.

All e-books provided by the library can be viewed on any computer or mobile device (smart phones, tablets etc.) that can display PDF-documents and has a suitable screen size for viewing pages of text. You don't need to use an e-book reader.

It is possible to use an e-book reader though. Usually you need to download the text onto your computer, connect the e-book reader to your computer using a USB cable and transfer the text to your e-reader.

Our e-books are optimised for reading on computer screens. For the most part, the content can be downloaded in PDF format. PDFs can be read on most e-book readers but the resulting PDF will be an image, not text, and not optimised for e-book readers.

All e-books provided by the library are free to use for registered users.

Access

All of the library's electronic resources are accessible from any computer in the University or using wireless LAN.

For members of the University off-campus access is possible by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPN requires an authentication with your IT user login & password provided by the IT department. For more information on setting up VPN click here.

Please note: The database Beck online does not allow remote access via VPN.

Services and help

To suggest books that you would like to see added to the library's collection please send an email to: erwerb(at)bibl.fra-uas.remove-this.de

We welcome your input.

If you need any information or help please come to the service desks.

You may also call or email us:

If you need technical support with VPN, please contact the IT-department.

Searching

All e-journals can be found through the library catalog. Via the link full text you can read e-journals online, print or download articles onto your USB drive.

If you want to browse for e-journals you can also use the Electronic Journal Library. It lists all e-journals available at the Frankfurt UAS by subject or title.

All e-journals and print journals in English can be found through the library catalog. You can limit your search to English titles only by using the advanced search. Or you can refine your results by language after searching using the narrow search menu on the left side.

If you want to look for e-journals only, you can use the Electronic Journal Library.

Reading, printing, downloading

E-journals can be read online. Typically, e-journals will be in (Adobe) PDF format and thus require no additional software to view. You can download or print individual articles.

Individual journal articles can be printed or downloaded and saved to an USB drive. Within the library you can use all computers for downloading.

USB drives can be borrowed at the service desk.

Unless the publisher offers a link for a complete download, it is prohibited to download or print entire e-journals or major parts.

It is not allowed to transfer, sell, rent or lend downloaded titles or parts of text to another user under any condition whatsoever.

If e-journals are protected by DRM (digital rights management) to control the use of digital content, it is prohibited to bypass the DRM system.

Most e-journals will have a search within feature. This allows you to locate specific information quickly.

All e-journals and e-books provided by the library are free to use for registered users.

Access

All of the library's electronic resources are accessible from any computer in the University or using wireless LAN.

For members of the University off-campus access is possible by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). VPN requires an authentication with your IT user login & password provided by the IT department. For more information on setting up VPN please click here. Guests can use e-journals and e-books on campus only.

Please note: The database Beck online does not allow remote access via VPN.

Services and help

Suggestions for new journals will be evaluated by the library in consultation with the library designate at your department.

To ensure that the periodicals budget will not be exceeded, new titles may be ordered only if a sufficient euro value of old titles have been cancelled.

If you need any information or help please come to the service desks.

You may also call or email us:

If you need technical support with VPN, please contact the IT-department.

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last updated on: 10.02.2019